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Smoke in area likely coming from Arizona fire

Skunk Fire is at 77% containment and consumed 45,278 acres including fire growth and back burns. The fire continues to creep in a north westerly direction along Nantac Rim into Kidde Canyon through steep terrain and rocky outcrops. Fuel types are grass, juniper and pinion pine. Fire is still emitting light smoke from the interior with some single tree torching. Evening and early morning inversions are causing light smoke to linger in the valleys and drainages.

A fire line was completed going into Kidde Canyon by Division Bravo.

Tomorrow the Skunk Fire will be transitioning from a Type 3 to the local Type 4 team at 10:00 am. for Final Update from the Team.

Basic Information
Current as of May 28, 2014 at 8:37:07 PM MDT
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightening/natural
Date of Origin Saturday April 19th, 2014 approx. 02:15 PM
Location 27 miles east of San Carlos
Incident Commander Ron Morrison Cwz Type 3
Current Situation
Total Personnel 66
Size 45,278 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 77%
Estimated Containment Date Friday May 23rd, 2014 approx. 10:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory),grass, juniper & oak woodlands
Significant Events
Dry with breezy to northwest winds.
Planned Actions
Control the fire at roads or natural barriers as conditions and fire activity permit. Manage for natural resource benefit.
Projected Incident Activity
Moderate potential
Fire is expected to continue mostly northward direction to the 1500 road. Elsewhere, creeping and smoldering fire behavior.

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